Job hunting

Whether you're just starting out on the employment ladder or looking for that next big career move, find helpful tips for each stage of your journey.

Searching for jobs

Top tips for job hunters.

Careers advice | 5 min read
Search smart: New Zealand's ultimate job hunting guide

Looking for a one-stop shop on how to apply for a job? Here’s an easy checklist to improve your chances of success.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Finding a job in a new city

Some important steps to follow.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How do you stand out in a crowded job market?

Tips to ensure you end up on top of the pile.

Landing your first job

Put your best foot forward.

Careers advice | 4 min read
How to get a summer job, and what you’ll learn

You get out what you put into a summer job.

Careers advice | 4 min read
4 skill-building summer jobs for students

Summer jobs are a great way to bolster your CV with new skills, while earning some cash on the side.

Careers advice | 6 min read
How to make an impressive CV with no experience

Using the tips and tricks in this article, you’ll be able to craft a CV so impressive you'll want to hire yourself.

Tips for nailing your CV

Master the art of CV writing.

Careers advice | 3 min read
6 ways to make your CV stand out (for the right reasons)

Done right, your CV can be a powerful tool for helping you stand out from other candidates. Here, we’ll show you how.

Careers advice | 6 min read
How to write a great New Zealand CV (with free templates)

A good CV can make all the difference to your job hunting hopes. Check out our must-read advice and free templates.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How do you write a CV for a career change?

Looking at a career change? Here’s how to tailor your CV.

Writing the perfect cover letter

A good cover letter is key for landing an interview.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Cover letter best practices: the mistakes you need to avoid

These cover letter tips will help you avoid the simple mistakes that so many job applicants make, and get out in front.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to write a NZ cover letter (with examples)

Along with your CV, a cover letter is essential to any NZ job application. Let's get you started.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How to write a sales cover letter that stands out

You can sell a product, but can you sell your skills?

Effective interviewing

Sweet – you’ve made it to the interview! Now's your time to shine.

Careers advice | 5 min read
How to prepare for a job interview: the ultimate guide

With job interviews, it's all about preparation. Here's our one stop shop for getting yourself ready.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Answering the 'tell me about yourself' interview question

Think of this as your personal elevator pitch.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How to ace a video interview

There are some crucial things to get right when it comes to video interviews.

Your online presence

Get your Trade Me Job Profile up to date so recruiters and employers can approach you with exciting opportunities.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How to create a Trade Me Jobs Profile

A Trade Me Jobs Profile lets employers come to you, and means you can download a professional looking CV in seconds.

Careers advice | 3 min read
The importance of your online presence when job hunting

Your online presence could be a great asset or a big problem in your next job hunt. Here's how to get it right.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Profile success story: Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa landed her developer role through her Trade Me Jobs Profile.